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Thousands pack the streets of London for a final farewell to the Olympics

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Fans wave to the athletes from the top of phone boxes during the London 2012 Victory Parade.

We've had the Olympics closing ceremonies and the Paralympics closing ceremonies, but Londoners just wanted to say goodbye one more time. 

Reuters reports: Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London on Monday to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood. Full story

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A baby enjoys a crawl on the street as thousands of Londoners turn out to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes.


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Londoners in front of St. Paul's Cathedral cheer for the athletes.

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Floats carrying athletes pass through Trafalgar Square.

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The Red Arrows perform a maneuver above the Mall during the London 2012 Victory Parade.

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RAF Typhoon aircraft escort an E3D Sentry, center, during a flyover for the London 2012 Victory Parade.

Thousands of people line the streets to applaud British athletes who brought home 185 medals at this year's Games. ITV's Geraint Vincent reports.


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